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14 August 2020

High-performance Web browser.

anonymous-skink-4656
03 September 2019
Version: 63.0.3368.66

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This is a good browser. Based on Chromium, but has some of its own solutions and additional functions. This is currently, in my opinion, a very good alternative to Chrome. It's fast, it also has synchronization of passwords and bookmarks. Works fine on Mac. Of course, there is no such extensive testing system as Google Chrome and sometimes there are bugs in stable versions.
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Scion777
01 May 2020
Version: 68.0.3618.63
MacUpdate Admin!!! There is a problem with this latest version - msg from both Firefox and Chrome upon trying to complete the download (and on Opera's server): 'This file may be dangerous, so Chrome has blocked it.'
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Dp-G4-450guy
01 May 2020
Version: 68.0.3618.63
Problem persists - download fails at Opera's server at around 80% finished with a "This file may harm your computer" msg - which is probably just automatic from the browser. I emailed Opera.com Support. Also, there is almost a 5MB size discrepency with their file and the one on MacUpdate.
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Scion777
30 April 2020
Version: 68.0.3618.63
there's a problem - both on MacUp and on Opera's site, the download is corrupted - one would hope this would have been tested on their server prior to general release notification ..........
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kingjj
22 April 2020
Version: 67.0.3575.137
"Version 68 is out, and it now includes access to Instagram right from the sidebar! No more keeping Instagram open in a tab! Now just click the (full color) icon! So cool! they should make a YouTube vid about it! They did!" ― no one, ever
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pompoms1967
22 March 2020
Version: 67.0.3575.97
Probably the worst browser I have ever used on my mac. Its fast, has loads of useful features, but also a bug that the company refuses to deal with. Randomly through the browsing experience it just starts blanking out your pages. So just don't bother. The company doesn't.
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Stevencee
06 March 2020
Version: 65.0.3467.78
When it works it's great, but it's always so buggy, it drives me crazy! It will open every previously open window, and every tab in every window, which immediately runs up a ton of RAM usage, and is ridiculous, and pointless waste of resources! Today, I can't open this without it immediately freezing and running up 100% of my CPU! I even downloaded a fresh version and installed it, and it's still doing the same thing, rendering it completely unusable! Come on Opera, you can do better than this mess....
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shamshadalisa8775328
14 February 2020
Version: 65.0.3467.78
Hi I like mac software
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Scion777
17 December 2019
Version: 65.0.3467.62
MacUpdate Admin! version 65.0.3467.72 released Dec 16
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anonymous-skink-4656
03 September 2019
Version: 63.0.3368.66
This is a good browser. Based on Chromium, but has some of its own solutions and additional functions. This is currently, in my opinion, a very good alternative to Chrome. It's fast, it also has synchronization of passwords and bookmarks. Works fine on Mac. Of course, there is no such extensive testing system as Google Chrome and sometimes there are bugs in stable versions.
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orsobou4
25 August 2019
Version: 63.0.3368.43
What has got into the Opera browser in the past days? Earlier, I could select a word or a phrase and right-click to search with Google, but when I do so now, the browser suddenly crashes. It goes like this after I installed the most recent update. Does anyone out there know how come?
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Crunchie
04 July 2019
Version: 62.0.3331.43
My Opera browser would not update beyond Version 62.0.3331.18 and their website only shows the .18 version as of July 4th. But this newer version says .43 so I downloaded it and installed it and all seems fine.
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cubanpete
16 June 2019
Version: 60.0.3255.160
After many many many years I am finally giving up on Opera. I started with Version 3 which was one of their first browsers. At that time Opera invented tabbed browsing and had other very innovative stuff going on. That was why I remained a dedicated fan. But no more once I found out Opera is now Chinese owned and there are security concerns. Quote: "Opera started off as a decent browser, developed in Norway. However, in 2016 it was sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million – and a lot has changed. Opera’s privacy policy explains how your data is being collected and shared when you use Opera products:" This is my source and you can read about safe browsers here: https://restoreprivacy.com/secure-browser/ And it's quite ironic that the next guy thorpesimon1 in the comments here is complaining that he is bothered by Chinese language stuff in his Opera browser and an annoying pop-up that auto-translates his search result to Chinese. Go figure. Bye bye Opera, we had a lot of fun together but I'm moving on.
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Septic Monkey
24 May 2019
Version: 60.0.3255.109
This is my goto, default, browser. Never had any problems. However, what's with all the Chinese language? I've altered the preferences to suite me, but the choice of search engines is limited to mostly Chinese companies. This, this explains why a lot of search results are rendered in Chinese, I suppose. And, please .., how do I get rid of that annoying pop-up window that auto-translates anything English into Chinese? The preferences need to actually work.
Lastly, what happened to the really cool built-in VPN?
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5
anonymous-meadowlark-4859
23 May 2019
Version: 60.0.3255.109
With the reviews all wishing a preference, it is my turn to give an honest review, as I not only belong to the opera community, but Vivaldi, and Brave as well. This morning opera updated itself, and I watched. Not a problem, crash, or excessive use of memory. Like Cliqz, and Brave, opera has most of what you need already installed. When I first installed opera, it, by using, taught me the correct way to import bookmarks; under bookmarks I simply opened that, and the bookmarks were not only imported, but put in the toolbar as well. Next, I configured opera to my needs; having cerebral palsy, I found it had a "popup tool"so that, when I copy for example, I have a window, that gives me this option. Opera is conservative on memory; it loads quick, without hiccups or any crashes PERIOD. I saw a review stating the amount of memory used; it was completely conservative, and DID NOT HOG DOWN MY SYSTEM OR MEMORY. When you use a browser as a rule, third party apps or extensions will conflict; in my case being prudent was the issue.. Unlike Vivaldi, opera comes with little or no baggage; again, it comes with in most cases, with everything you need. Opera has been upgraded many times; each update has been like bread and butter or peanut butter and jelly; smooth simple, and fast. With the use of the built in VPN, you will notice a slight slowness, but it does not bother me. There is a lot this browser has; it DOES NOT have an interface of a lot of baggage. One last thing; when I receive an update; I always do a "clean install" to get rid of the gremlins. I could go on with praising this browser, and the China issue does not bother me, because I prudently learned what is installed and where!!
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5
kennedykn
19 May 2019
Version: 60.0.3255.95
Worked Great!! Opera was installed even though I declined it when offered the opportunity to install it.
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4.5
Aargl
09 April 2019
Version: 60.0.3255.27
AFAICT, v60 is perfectly working. I like the (selectable) dark interface. What I still miss, though: - profiles (there's a workaround with Terminal or programming a shortcut, but why not making it as simple as Chromium? :-o — especially now that Vivaldi finally did it!) - customizable toolbar (you'd better not use too many extensions...)
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
18 February 2019
Version: 58.0.3135.65
I dislike giving a bad rating but at least an angry comment is necessary, at least as 'warning' to the developer! I was using by time Opera Developer, happy to can contribute to its growth BUT suddenly the (nowadays for AL:L browsers!) NECESSARY synchronisation feature dropped. "Ok" I said "let us stop to HELP them and let us use the 'stable' version BUT now it doesn't work even on it!!! Besides this, every time I have (NECESSARILY!) to reinstall it, all my (many!) extensions goes lost and I have to make a painful reload of each of them! So I had to stop to use Opera as default browser to switch on Firefox Nightly and Vivaldi Snapshot.
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kingjj
02 February 2019
Version: 58.0.3135.53
*Sigh* After a month of using Opera as my primary browser, I REALLY would like to make it my everyday/everything browser replacing Waterfox. If for no other reason than one look at the activity monitor: After a couple days of running Opera, it's using 180mb of RAM. A couple of days running Waterfox, it's using 1.5gb... The rub? How does Opera make money?? No one seems to know for sure. although there are PLENTY of ugly rumors (mostly pertaining to it's initial purchaser, a Chinese "consortium" Golden Brick Capital Private Equity Fund, although Kunlun Tech Limited is it's current largest shareholder). They boast that they made 44.7 million last year, but give no indication how exactly that was done. Even their investor PowerPoint presentation only addresses monetization in the vaguest of terms. I'm bringing all this up because I really don't think whether or not a browser works well is the whole issue anymore. Hell, almost all browsers stem from one of two source codes, they all pretty much "work well." How exactly they work, and who they're working for is becoming more and more the issue. The person behind Waterfox makes it perfectly clear how he makes money, and that nothing is done with the data collected by the browser. Opera, despite it's technical perks (and some of those perks are quite large), gives no indication and makes no such claims. And unfortunately, that minus offsets the pluses.
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kingjj
05 January 2019
Version: 57.0.3098.110
First, A little bit of background. Waterfox is my everyday/everything browser for a variety of reasons (like getting the tabs under the address bar where they belong). Occasionally, it has a problem with playing video, which would force me into using my back-up browser--Chrome--which I pretty much hate, except for it's video playing. In addition, I own a really old laptop which can't be updated beyond OS 10.6.8 and the only good browser still available for that OS is Opera 25. Which I used out of necessity until something weird happened; I ended up really liking it. So much so, that I installed the newest version on my OS 10.11 desktop and gave Chrome the big adios. It's fast, stable, comparatively light on memory, can run both it's own extensions and also most of Chrome's, is good with video (the detach feature is really nice). has a built-in speed dial, and a built-in, free VPN (!!!). I do have some caveats both big (you can't customize the toolbar, you can erase your browsing history, but no way to have it not saved to begin with) and small useless side bar, bookmarks all have to be one level down from the root) and super-big-time-major (no way to get tabs below address bar), so unfortunately, it's going to remain my #2. That said, it's pretty close, and I could easily see it being #1 for many.
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Septic Monkey
29 September 2018
Version: 56.0.3051.31
No longer works with 10.4 Mojave. The free built-in VPN was a great idea while it lasted, but now, that too no longer works.
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
Version: 49.0.2725.64
nice
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5
tzsetzse
06 August 2018
Version: 54.0.2952.64
I've used Opera for YEARS....On Windows AND MAC platforms. Nothing finer, faster or as easy to use!
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5
prettyinkedLO
03 August 2018
Version: 54.0.2952.64
a++
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Stevencee
27 July 2018
Version: 54.0.2952.64
I have a love/hate with Opera. It runs fast, doesn't eat RAM quite as much as other browsers, and can stay open, used hours every day, for a week or more, without slowing down and freezing, crashing, or demanding a reboot. However, it is oddly not compatible with certain sites, many very common (major tv networks, where it won't play videos), (some merchant/financial sites), (my favorite radio station website won't show it's players), etc... Why it has so hard a time playing videos or streaming audio from major international sites bewilders me, and if they don't fix that soon, I'll have to move on to a different browser, as I hate having to open a second one, just to use a site here or there...
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
03 June 2018
Version: 53.0.2907.68
Well there appears no way to specify a start or home page. It's the only browser that works this way. Bad form. Nor is there an easy way to establish a bookmarks bar—it doesn't utilize Safari's imported bookmarks bar. Which means you have to add them one at a time using drag and drop. You can, however, move bookmarks from the Imported Bookmarks folder to the Other Bookmarks item at the highest level. I found that I didn't want to move all my Safari bookmarks to the top level so this might actually be a good thing. So setting up Opera can involve some work, depending on the amount of customization you want.

One of it's best features is that you can turn on add blocking in the Privacy preferences. This enables web pages to load blazingly fast. So overall I have to give it a high rating for performance. One other thing, my latest download of Opera, version 53, has returned to a drag and drop installation instead of that automated mess it was using. This may have happened sooner because I haven't installed an Opera update in quite a while. Anyway, its a great improvement.
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Nomdunecran
30 May 2018
Version: 53.0.2907.57
J'ai perdu beaucoup de temps à comprendre pourquoi l'extension Dashlane ne fonctionnait plus sur Opera (sur Mac OS 10.11): par la faute de la mise à jour automatique d'Opera et de sa version 53 qui coupe la communication entre Dashlane et son plugin (via l’extension « Install Chrome Extensions »)! J'ai donc trouvé (difficilement) sur le Web comment désactiver cette mise à jour automatique : https://forums.opera.com/topic/14028/how-to-disable-auto-update-on-osx, puis rechargé la version 52 qui résout le problème. Je m'étonne qu'une mise à jour d'Opera soit incompatible avec une extension aussi importante et populaire que Dashlane. Je pense que je ne pourrai plus perdre autant de temps en cas de nouveau bug si gênant et que je changerai de navigateur
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I lost a lot of time understanding why Dashlane extension was no longer working on Opera (on Mac OS 10.11): due to the automatic update of Opera and its version 53 which cuts the communication between Dashlane and its plugin (via the extension "Install Chrome Extensions")! So I found (with difficulty) on the Web how to disable this automatic update: https://forums.opera.com/topic/14028/how-to-disable -auto-update-on-osx, then reloaded version 52 which solves the problem. I am surprised that an update of Opera is incompatible with an add-on as important and popular as Dashlane. I think I can not no more wasting so much time in case of new bug so annoying and I will change broswer.
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Kakeam
11 May 2018
Version: 53.0.2907.37
After this update, Opera is asking for access to, "Your confidential information stored in 'Opera Safe Storage' in your keychain." What's that? Why is this now appearing?
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Jayaii
28 April 2018
Version: 52.0.2871.99
I've used this version (52.0) for less than a day but am impressed by what I see so far. I especially appreciate the way it handles bookmarks. During installation, it imported my Safari bookmarks in a blink and organized them in a way that's far more useful. More experience with it will reveal any performance issues. I really enjoy the contemporary interface and choice of dark theme.
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zlazkow
17 March 2018
Version: 51.0.2830.62
The file is 428 kb...!? Firefox is 50 mb. All others too. How can this be ? Is it really so lightweight ?
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rocc0talbert
23 February 2018
Version: 51.0.2830.40
Great browser, though sync is not functioning well.
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waterlicker
16 February 2018
Version: 51.0.2830.26
I don't know the reason, but it works really slowly on every computer I use. So, I decided to come back to Chrome again.
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Lumac52
04 January 2018
Version: 50.0.2762.45
Opera is unique in providing a full Chromium experience, complete with Chrome add-ons, while also allowing the use of 1Password, which doesn't work with Chromium (since straight Chromium is unsigned).
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4.5
Léoren
27 December 2017
Version: 49.0.2725.64
Quite nice update! I enjoy very much the new fonction "suggest" in the new tab view. I don't like the new tab view in other navigators which are completely based on user browsing data. The Opera way of version 49 is a very nice middle ground for me!
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Mikeymike
21 December 2017
Version: 49.0.2725.64
Deleted—never could figure out why the app hijacked all my email functions (in sharing, etc.); there didn’t appear to be a setting that turned this on or off in Opera, and resetting my launch services database didn’t solve the problem. After Opera deletion, all is back to normal. I also didn’t see anything special about the browser features compelling enough to have yet another broswer. Sticking to Safari/Tech Preview and Firefox.

I also don’t trust the VPN service. Since this whole company is now Chinese-owned, I *really* don't trust them as a VPN service. (FWIW, I used SurfEasy VPN, which is what the Opera app incorporated. It worked, but the hit on throughput speeds (VPN overhead) was devastating. After it changed ownership, I dropped it (paid version) and wiped it off my machine.
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Aargl
11 November 2017
Version: 49.0.2725.34
The new version can't display any page ("the page has crashed" on every site), here on 10.9.5. Hope they fix it soon! :-(
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Markus-Winter
20 September 2017
Version: 47.0.2631.80
YAY! Only browser I found that can play Sky Go without installing Silverlight.
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1.5
Ubba10
26 August 2017
Version: 47.0.2631.55
Works fine since the last updates. A thing called OperaHelper ruins my Mac Pro (10.9.5) taking near 60% of CPU...! Opera is waiting in my trash for now..
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Cowicide
20 August 2017
Version: 47.0.2631.55
Hmmm... Opera is no longer a drag n' drop app like Chrome, Firefox, etc. and has an "Opera Installer". I DO NOT LIKE THIS. Sorry, but I'm not comfortable with a shady Chinese company installing undocumented stuff on my Mac to run a web browser when it should be a simple drag n' drop install like it used to be before they were sold to the Chinese.

I don't trust this. What's up with the installer? What does it install and what do the components do?
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
19 August 2017
Version: 47.0.2631.55
Still hate the automatic installer with it's hidden presets than you can overlook and forget to disable. Bad juju. It says to users that we hate you don't trust you to make informed choices about those presets. Even though I like the browser well enough, I have nothing but contempt for the developers who have nothing but contempt for me.
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Aargl
17 August 2017
Version: 47.0.2631.55
It was hard but I finally found one thing to criticize in Opera! ;-) The tool bar is not fully customizable: the only thing you can do is go to the extensions pane and make them visible or not. Something I don't get is why amongst all the Chromium based browsers is it the only one that can't use Chrome's extensions? Luckily it has its own "addon store" where you find most of the addons you need. On the good sides , it's the most compatible browser for anything related to video or audio players. The free unlimited VPN is working perfectly. The cherry on the cake would be to have multiple profiles, the way Chromium manages them! So, I find it nearly the perfect browser! — at least until Firefox becomes multiprocess, in november... ;-)
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r2-cwb
26 June 2017
Version: 45.0.2552.898
Faster and better than chrome!
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Maclover1-1
05 June 2017
Version: 45.0.2552.888
For some reason I've used Chrome a lot past couple of years (peer-pressure?!) and I've now switched to Opera (that I did use quite a bit years ago). It is so much faster than all my other browsers, have no idea how they do it.. but this thing is way underrated.
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4.5
Rjmorita
11 May 2017
Version: 45.0.2552.635
Opera has come a long way. It's my main browser now.
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Scion777
31 March 2017
Version: 43.0.2442.991
It's been over a month without a security-update release - that's ridiculous.
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5
wafflebarn
16 March 2017
Version: 43.0.2442.991
My fav browser, simple and fast. I use it on my Mac and Phone. I also recommended it to people at work. Thanks for creating this browser.
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Aargl
11 February 2017
Version: 42.0.2393.137
A very underrated browser! Integrated VPN and ad blocker, Turbo mode, extensions... As an old Firefox user, I was able to recreate a familiar environment (at least the essentials) and it looks faster on many sites. I'm just starting to use it more and more, so maybe I'll discover things I don't like but my experience, until now, is promising. Note that with the integrated ad blocker, you can avoid extensions such as Ghostery or AdBlock Plus, that only probably adds speed.
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Bento de Espinosa
22 January 2017
Version: 42.0.2393.94
I tried very hard to like this browser, but coming from Firefox, it was impossible. Very limited customization. You can't delete or even edit default search engines. Wow! And command-click on a link opens it in a new background tab. (No, I don't want to use shift-command-click for a front tab.) Pity.
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3.5
ES.knight
28 December 2016
Version: 42.0.2393.94
After trying out different browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Tor and Opera, I made a conclusion that Chrome stays the quickest and simpler one. Safari takes the second place as it requires time to get used to. I would give Opera the honest third place as it's convenient enough but a little bit slower than previous ones. So, in general, Opera is better alternative than Firefox at least. That's just my user opinion.
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Lvdoc
25 November 2016
Version: 41.0.2353.46
I haven't used it enough to rate it, but it seems okay so far. I liked Chromium until it stopped working well with Flash. Now it appears that I have to install Flash on my Mac regardless of what browser I use. So Chromium lost its usefulness to me. I gave Safari another try, but it keeps forgetting any number of settings. Firefox seems to slow my computer overall. I'll stick with Opera for awhile and see how it goes.
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0.5
Sgginc
25 October 2016
Version: 40.0.2308.90
Finally broke down and ran the installer. WHAT A MESS!!!! Stay away like the plague!!!!
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